Penichroa fasciata, a widely distributed species occuring in whole Mediterranean region, Asia Minor, Near East, Transacaucasia and Iran, has been described from Norfolk (probably introduced to England) as
Callidium fasciatum by James Francis Stephens in 1831 [✧]. Penichroa fasciata is in size and coloration unusually variable species, and it was reason for some mistakes in the description
of new WP Cerambycids in the past [❖]. P. fasciata larvae devcelop in dead branches and thinner trunks of many deciduous trees, life-cycle 2-3 years. Adults, active from May to September,
are crepuscular/nocturnal and can found on the host trees or attracted by light.
|Body length:||6 - 15 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||May - September|
|Host plant:||polyphagous on deciduous trees (Juglans, Ficus, Populus, Prunus, Castanea, Ceratonia, Quercus, Vachellia, Pyrus, etc.)|
|Distribution:||whole Mediterranean region, Russia, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran|
The depicted beetle was collected in Costa Rei environs (Muravera, Province of South Sardinia, Sardinia, Italy) on June 10, 1984.
Collected by U. Eitschberger
Illustrations of British Entomology or, a synopsis of indigenous insects; containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their
metamorphoses, times of appearence, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable. Mandibulata..
Baldwin & Cradock, London 4: 366pp, 1831.
Graecoeme eggeri gen.n., sp.n. – der erste Vertreter der Oemini aus Europa (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau 76: 379–382, 2006.
Synonymisierung von Graecoeme eggeri ADLBAUER, 2006 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau 77: 189–190, 2007.